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1/3 One Third

Location: Beijing, China

Capacity: 3,600

Opened in China’s capital city at the end of 2017, One Third is a further affirmation of the country’s increasingly huge club scene. Based in a former factory in the Gongti area, it’s a hi-tech paradise of lights, lasers, multiple rooms and floors, and no-expense-spared production that has benefited from the input and expertise of Dutch production crew Live Legends.

Based on the mega-clubs that once populated New York’s Meatpacking District, One Third has a huge stage, several spacious rooms, and LED screens on what was once the factory’s windows.

The music policy is very much in the mainstage category. Past bookings have included EDM favourites such as Martin Garrix, Yellow Claw, Timmy Trumpet and R3HAB, Dutch house head Fedde Le Grand, and Canadian sensation REZZ, while in the last few months, Mike Williams and Dash Berlin have both played the venue.

In March 2020, when the club was closed due to pandemic restrictions, it hosted DJ livestreams via Chinese social media service Douyin, generating nearly $300,000 in tips. The Beijing club is just the start: there’s already new iterations of One Third in Hangzhou and Kunming.